Joe, an EzineArticles Expert Author, recently wrote in and asked:
“Why did you begin offering the EzineArticles Diamond Membership Level? Wasn’t Platinum Membership supposed to be the best?”
Here’s my video response to Joe’s question:
Here are the key takeaways from my video response:
For about three or four years now, we’ve watched the number of Platinum Level authors rise. At the same time, we found that Platinum was losing some of the luster that it originally had.
Platinum members didn’t always have their author photo uploaded and they didn’t always have link relevancy between the content they were writing about and the landing page of their URL. So we needed a way to showcase the absolute top 1% of our membership.
Diamond Level Membership is our way of making the ideal Expert Authors stand out. Diamond Level Membership represents an author that:
- Meets the absolute best quality requirements
- Has uploaded their author photo
- Writes great, top-notch content
- Is driven by the originality and uniqueness of their articles
- Highly-relevant link in the Resource Box
Keep in mind that if you don’t receive Diamond Level Membership after you’ve requested it, it’s not meant to be taken personally. Only about 17% of the people who requested an upgrade to Diamond have been granted it. That means that less than 1% of our membership will be at this level.
Contact us if you have any questions about your request and we’ll give you specific ideas that you can use to increase the quality of your article writing.